Without knowing your specific situation, it is difficult to say whether you will need a crown placed after your root canal. But in the majority of cases, we do add a crown to strengthen and protect a tooth that has been weakened by a root canal.
What Root Canals Entail
Root canal treatment is necessary because extensive decay has reached the interior portion of your tooth. This is the part of the tooth that contains pulp and nerve tissue that keeps your tooth healthy and alive. When decay penetrates this canal, you will likely experience acute pain, and it is necessary to perform a root canal to relieve this discomfort.
Dr. Bacquet also needs to remove any infection to save the rest of your tooth. In many cases, a tooth becomes severely compromised by infection and decay, leaving it exposed to further damage. A dental crown is necessary to protect the structure of your tooth and to provide a functional chewing surface.
Gentle Root Canals in Van Nuys
The best way to avoid the need for a root canal in Van Nuys, CA is to maintain a schedule of regular dental exams and cleanings. If you are experiencing discomfort and believe you may need a root canal, please contact Saticoy Plaza Dentistry. We will arrange a consultation, and at that time, Dr. Daniel Bacquet can give you a better idea if a dental crown will be necessary.